Logistics UK has appointed Kate Jennings (pictured) as its new policy director.

Jennings, who will be joining the organisation at the end of June, has worked in policy roles for both the government and the business sector for some years.

Her most recent post was as the policy director of the Railway Industry Association. She has also worked at the DfT, where she focused on aviation and rail policy and the development of road transport policy relating to the UK’s exit from the EU.

In her new post, she will lead a team at Logistics UK that is responsible for the organisation’s policy and representation work with both government and members as its executive director.

Jennings said: “Logistics UK has a well-respected reputation for research-based, factual policy positions which reflect the wishes of its members, and I am looking forward to working with the organisation’s expert policy team to expand its sphere of influence with government and other stakeholders.

“The past few years has seen a growing awareness of the value of logistics among all sectors of society, and I am looking forward to leading the team as we continue to achieve even more for our members.”

“Kate brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Logistics UK from her time working in government and in the private sector,” saaid David Wells, Logistics UK’s chief executive.

“I am certain that her insight will help the team achieve even more for our members and I look forward to working with her as we continue to drive the business forwards.”